Flat Iron Tank

Client: Sandy City

BC&A completed design of a 5.0 MG AWWA D110 prestressed, circular concrete tank for the City of Sandy. The new tank is located in Flat Iron Mesa Park, a highly used and very popular park in Sandy City. The new tank replaced two existing steel tanks that were in need of repair and that did not meet current seismic design standards. The new tank is above-grade and located at the top of a bluff, visible from miles away. The key to this successful project was to work with the adjacent neighbors to keep them informed, develop a design that blended physically and visually into the landscape, and meet a construction schedule to allow for recreational games to be played safely during construction. BC&A designed the tank location to allow for a future well house and pickleball courts to be located near the new tank location.

Construction of the project was complete in Summer 2018 and final completion walk through in 2020.


Quick Project Facts:

  • Replaced dual 2 MG welded steel tanks with a new 5 MG concrete tank
  • AWWA D110 Type 1 prestressed, circular concrete tank
  • Meets stringent site seismic design criteria
  • Located in the City’s popular Flat Iron Mesa Park
  • Visible from many areas throughout the valley
  • Public outreach program included a conceptual design process, meeting with individual neighbors, and monthly neighborhood updates during design and construction
  • Two-year construction window
  • Site was designed to integrate public works infrastructure and park amenities